• Expected to start in net for Edmonton

    News: Cam Talbot is expected to the the Oilers starting goaltender this season, reports Edmonton Journal.
    Analysis: When the Oilers acquired Cam Talbot in a draft day trade from the Rangers it was expected that he would be the number one goaltender but a strong preseason from both Anders Nilsson and Ben Scrivens kept fantasy owners on edge. How Talbot plays without the Rangers defense in front of him is an early season story line to watch.
  • Oilers' Talbot Expects Battle For Starting Job

    News: Cam Talbot expects to battle for the starting job in training camp, according to the Edmonton Journal.
    Analysis: One would think that Cam Talbot is just taking the high road here. Unless he performs miserably in camp he should be the starting goaltender once the season opens. He won't have anywhere near the defense playing in front of him that he had with the Rangers, so there will be off nights, but he's still better and offers much more upside than any other goaltender on the roster.
  • Oilers Trade For Talbot

    News: Cam Talbot was acquired by the Oilers on Saturday from the Rangers in exchange for picks in the second, third, and seventh rounds. Along with Talbot, the Rangers shipped their seventh-round choice to Edmonton in the deal.
    Analysis: Cam Talbot has quietly been one of the league's better backups in his two NHL seasons, compiling a 33-15-0 record, 2.00 GAA, and .931 save percentage across 57 games. As a result of those efforts, he'll earn his first crack at a No. 1 job with the Oilers in 2015-16, though the move from one of the league's better defensive units in New York to one of its worst in Edmonton will surely ding his overall numbers. Even with the Oilers adding a generational talent to their corps through the draft in top pick Connor McDavid, the defense remains a tremendous weakness, as has been the case for nearly a decade. Talbot should amount to an upgrade over Ben Scrivens in net, but he'll need the young blueliners Justin Schultz, Oscar Klefbom, and Griffin Reinhart to make major strides during the upcoming season in order to ascend to middle-tier status among fantasy goalies.
  • Talbot, Rangers Defeat Devils

    News: Cam Talbot stopped 19 of 21 in Tuesday's 4-2 win over New Jersey.
    Analysis: He didn't have to work hard in this one, but Cam Talbot did make several degree-of-difficulty stops to compensate for the Rangers' inability to build much of a lead against Cory Schneider. With the Rangers now having clinched the Presidents' Trophy, he could see another start before the regular season comes to an end.
  • Rangers' Talbot Gets Start Tuesday

    News: Cam Talbot has been named the starter in net for Tuesday's game at New Jersey, The Record's Andrew Gross reports.
    Analysis: He allowed four goals in his last start more than a week ago. With Henrik Lundqvist getting a rare night off, Cam Talbot can be considered in daily leagues Tuesday.
  • Rangers' Talbot Allows Four In Loss

    News: Cam Talbot surrendered four goals on 30 shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals.
    Analysis: Henrik Lundqvist made his return Saturday after nearly two months out with a neck injury, but Cam Talbot got the nod Sunday on the second game of a back-to-back set. It wasn't one of his better performances, but the 27-year-old remains a solid spot start option whenever he does spell King Henrik down the stretch.
  • Rangers' Talbot To Start Sunday

    News: Cam Talbot will get the start Sunday against Washington, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Henrik Lundqvist returned to the ice Saturday and allowed four goals on 30 shots. Cam Talbot will get the nod Sunday. In his last outing, Talbot allowed one goal on 24 shots as the Rangers defeated the Senators 5-1.
  • Talbot, Rangers Cool Down Ottawa

    News: Cam Talbot stopped 23 of 24 shots Thursday in a 5-1 victory over the Senators.
    Analysis: The Rangers dominated the vast majority of this contest, but Cam Talbot held strong and had to make quite a few quality saves. However, Henrik Lundqvist served as his backup Thursday and is ready to reclaim the role of No. 1 goaltender as soon as Saturday against Boston.
  • Rangers' Talbot Getting Start Thursday

    News: Cam Talbot will be in the net for Thursday's game against the Senators, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Cam Talbot has been a masterful replacement for Henrik Lundqvist (neck) over the last seven weeks, but his run as the team's primary starter seems to be nearing its end. With coach Alain Vigneault confirming that Lundqvist would serve as the backup goalie Thursday and likely return to the crease Saturday against the Bruins, Talbot's fantasy value stands to plummet as a byproduct. Coach Alain Vigneault reiterated Wednesday that Lundqvist is the Rangers' clear No. 1 goalie and would be used as such down the stretch, perhaps leaving Talbot will only two or three more starts through the remainder of the regular season. If nothing else, Talbot will at least make for an elite streaming option when he gets the nod, as his 19-8-4 record, 2.19 GAA, and .927 save percentage over 33 games perhaps make him the NHL's most overqualified backup goalie.
  • Talbot, Rangers Can't Hold Down Kings

    News: Cam Talbot allowed four goals on 35 shots Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to the Kings.
    Analysis: So ends Cam Talbot's hot streak, in which he allowed two or fewer goals in nine consecutive outings. He still made a lot of outstanding saves in this one, but the Kings came hard and simply seemed like they wanted it more. In truth, they did -- the Rangers are pretty secure in their spot atop the Metropolitan Division (and tied with Montreal for the top spot in the Eastern Conference), while Los Angeles is fighting just to make the playoffs. The worse news for Talbot owners is that Henrik Lundqvist (neck) is expected to return this week.